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Will There Be A Fault In Our Stars 2?

In 2014, the teen drama "The Fault in Our Stars" introduced viewers to the star-crossed relationship between its two charismatic leads, Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus "Gus" Waters (Ansel Elgort). Adapted from John Green's wildly popular YA novel of the same name, the story centers on Hazel's attempts to find meaning in her terminal cancer diagnosis — and her burgeoning feelings for Gus, her new support-group friend. An international bestseller that wowed critics and readers alike with its riveting, heartbreaking exploration of young love amid sickness, "The Fault in Our Stars" was rapidly snapped up for a film adaptation upon its debut (via The Washington Post). Reflecting upon the novel's extensive reach, Green noted in the same article that, in his words, "I think what teens respond to is the unironized emotion and the experience of falling in love and grappling with loss and trying to answer those big questions about meaning."

Notably, the movie itself was a commercial and critical hit, cementing itself as a teen romance with impact and depth (via Rotten Tomatoes). During its opening weekend, "The Fault in Our Stars" grossed a historic $48.2 million — a record-breaking feat for the contemporary drama (via BuzzFeed). As one reviewer articulated, "[It] is unabashed in its efforts to make you well up, but the tears come from a real place" (via IndieWire). Moreover, future "Big Little Lies" star Woodley received praise for her nuanced performance, garnering multiple award nominations and wins (via ABC News)

In light of such widespread success, it is unsurprising that many fans continue to hope for a possible sequel, even after all these years.

There are no plans for a Fault in Our Stars sequel

"The Fault in Our Stars" ends — both in the film and the novel — with Hazel processing her grief in the wake of Gus' death, and accepting her own impending mortality. While rumors of a potential sequel persisted after the movie's release, Woodley ultimately refuted claims of a second installment. During an interview with MTV News, Woodley explained, "Death is something that just comes, as is life [...] And for us to create a sequel, I think is unfair to all the other people who have ideas in their head about where Hazel's life goes." 

Via a now-deleted tweet shared by Bustle, Green similarly disparaged claims that he was writing a sequel, calling the rumors "false (and ludicrous)." 

After the international sensation of "The Fault in Our Stars," Green spent the next few years working on another literary project. In 2017, Green published a new YA novel — unconnected to his preceding work — called "Turtles All the Way Down" (via Publishers Weekly). The book, which received a warm response from critics like The Guardian, follows protagonist Aza Holmes, an anxious young teen with an investigative spirit. Recently, it was announced that a movie based on his latest novel is currently in production. Isabela Merced, known for her starring role in "Dora and the Lost City of God," is starring in the project as lead character Holmes (via Collider), in a film directed by Hannah Marks. While "Turtles All the Way Down" differs substantially in plot from "The Fault in Our Stars," viewers may enjoy returning to another Green-inspired universe.